FORSTER, Robert; (Spherical pot)
Queensland potter Robert Forster (b.1944) lectured in ceramics at the Queensland College of the Arts from 1974–76. Of his exhibition at the Design Arts Centre, Brisbane, in 1977, Dr Gertrude Langer wrote:
'So we have some sumptuous spheroids with a rich red iron glaze contrasted with ash glaze and clay slips, and among these a very large piece impresses with its excellent control, resulting in a lyrical effect …’(1)
(Spherical pot) 1977 is an accomplished work that corresponds closely to Langer’s description, with its rich red iron and contrasting ash glaze.
Michael Hawker, Artlines, no.2, 2018, p.56.
1 Gertrude Langer, ‘Attractive display of stoneware’, Courier-Mail, Brisbane, 14 November 1977, page unknown.